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DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Show: WON Hall of Fame review


On this episode, host Karl Stern looks at the four inductees into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame for 2016 -- Sting, Daniel Bryan, Gene Okerlund, and Col. James H. McLaughlin.

Not a lot of time is spent on McLaughlin since we have covered him so in-depth on the last seven shows, so time is spent with Bryan, Sting, and Okerlund, as well as those who didn't make it this time around.

Among the topics dicsussed on today's episode:

  • Daniel Bryan's place in history as a draw and a performer, and why he's so different from every other candidate.
  • The problem of John Cena.
  • Gene Okerlund as one of the greatest interviews in wrestling history, his chemistry with Hulk Hogan, and his place in history.
  • The controversial choice of Sting for the Hall of Fame. What is Sting's real legacy? And the night it all fell apart at WCW Starrcade.
  • How to find out more about Col. James H. McLaughlin.
  • Discussion about those who didn't make it in including Cien Caras, Huracan Ramirez, Sgt. Slaughter, Curt Hennig, Big Daddy (yes Big Daddy), Junkyard Dog, Bearcat Wright, Kerry Von Erich, and goodbye Volk Han.

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